Science for Disaster Risk Management
The Crisis Resilience Academy contributes to the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre of the EU Joint Research Center JRC in Ispra, Italy. The JRC has produced first flagship science report “Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less“. This report is the result of the multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary networking process and represents the combined effort of more than two hundred, mostly European, experts. It will support the integration of science into informed decision making through synthesizing and translating evidence for disaster risk management and strengthening the science-policy and science-operation interface. It shows a holistic understanding of both, disaster risk addressing hazards, exposure and vulnerability as well as disaster risk management focusing on all four phases of disaster cycle through a systematic multi-hazard assessment overview of existing disaster risk knowledge. The report highlights the further need of new research avenues to address the multi-risk impacts of natural and human-induced hazards as well as the cascading effects of those hazards in order to integrate this information into overall assessment.
This report is a contribution to the Science and Technology Roadmap, and specifically addresses, from a European perspective, topic 1.1 “Assess and update the current state of data, scientific and local and indigenous knowledge and technical expertise availability on disaster risks reduction and fill the gaps with new knowledge.”